Faculty

Primary Faculty


Housing, communities, disparities, interventions; urbanization; food; sustainability; environmental justiceGary Adamkiewicz, Ph.D., MPHAssistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities
Research: Aspects of housing, communities, and neighborhoods that shape an individual’s health; disparities; interventions; urbanization; food; sustainability; environmental justice
Keywords: Indoor Environment, Built Environment, Socio Environment, Sustainability, Food, Environmental Justice


Joseph Allen, D.Sc., MPH, CIHJoe Allen, Built Environment, Indoor Environment, Climate Change, Exposure AssessmentAssistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science
Research: Impact of buildings on human health and evaluating exposures to chemical, biological, and radiological hazards
Keywords: Built Environment, Indoor Environment, Climate Change, Exposure Assessment


Nano-Materials, Respiratory, Cellular Biology, Physiology

Joseph Brain, Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Research: Responses to inhaled gases, particulates, and microbes; role of lung macrophages in the prevention and pathogenesis of environmental lung disease as well as respiratory infection
Keywords:  Nano-Materials, Respiratory, Cellular Biology, Physiology


Pulmonary health, aerosol transport, applied mathematics, fluid and continuum mechanics, and comparative physiologyJames Butler, Senior Lecturer on Physiology
Research: Pulmonary physiology from cellular mechanics to whole organ studies and aerosol transport mechanisms; applied mathematics, fluid and continuum mechanics, and comparative physiology
Keywords: Respiratory, Cellular Biology, Physiology


David ChristianiCancer, Respiratory, Epidemiology, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Research: Impact of environmental exposures on health; interactions between host factors (genetic and acquired susceptibility) and environmental exposures on acute and chronic disease; molecular epidemiology.
Keywords:  Cancer, Respiratory, Epidemiology


Biostatistics MixturesBrent Coull, Professor of Biostatistics; Associate Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Research: Categorical data analysis and semiparametric regression modeling; mixtures.
Keywords: Biostatistics


Philip DemokritouNanotoxicology, nano-EHS, sustainable, aerosol technology, Nanotechnology, Associate Professor of Aerosol Physics
Research: Environmental Health and Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials, Nanotoxicology/Nanobiology, Environmental Nanotechnology, Aerosol Technology
Keywords:  Aerosol, Industrial Hygiene, Nanomaterials, Sustainability


Douglas DockeryDockery Air pollution, Climate Change, Epidemiology, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Epidemiologic studies of respiratory health effects of air pollution environmental exposures and lifetime development of respiratory disease
Keywords: Air pollution, Climate Change, Epidemiology


Jeffrey FredbergAsthma, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology, Physiology, Professor of Bioengineering and Physiology
Research: Molecular and integrative cellular dynamics; exploring the physical laws governing the abilities of the cytoskeleton to deform, contract, and remodel; role of these processes in airway narrowing in asthma
Keywords: Asthma, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology, Physiology


Russ HauserBiomarkers, Organic Chemicals, Reproductive, Perinatal, Pediatric, Epidemiology, Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology; Acting Chair, Department of Environmental Health
Research: Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Environmental Epidemiology, with a focus on endocrine disruptors
Keywords: Biomarkers, Organic Chemicals, Reproductive, Perinatal, Pediatric, Epidemiology


Biomarkers, exposure assessment, indoor environment, occupational hygiene, sustainabilityRobert Herrick, Senior Lecturer on Industrial Hygiene
Research: Exposure assessment; exposure-biomarker relationships; control technologies and intervention strategies
Keywords: Biomarkers, Exposure Assessment, Indoor Environment, Sustainability, Occupational Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene


Maternal health outcomes, disparitiesTamarra James-Todd, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
Research: Role of environmental chemicals on adverse maternal health outcomes; assessing racial/ethnic disparities; pregnancy and postpartum interventions
Keywords: Organic Chemicals, Maternal


Petros KoutrakisAir Pollution, Climate Change, Indoor Environment, Engineering, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial, Professor of Environmental Sciences
Research: Assessing human exposure to local and transported air pollution outdoors and indoors: sources, trends, measurement and characterization
Keywords: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Indoor Environment, Engineering, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial


Francine LadenEnvironmental epidemiology, spatial information systems, exposure assessment, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Environmental epidemiology of cancer and respiratory disease; use of geographic information systems in environmental exposure assessment in large cohort studies
Keywords: Cancer, Epidemiology, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial, Respiratory


Biomarkers; Metals; Cancer; Epigenetics; Genomics; Next-Generation sequencing; Computational BiologyBernardo Lemos, Assistant Professor of Environmental Epigenetics
Research: Impact of exposures on genome integrity, gene regulation, and epigenetic mechanisms. Intergenerational outcomes, cancer, and aging.
Keywords: Biomarkers, Metals, Cancer, Epigenetics, Genomics


Chensheng (Alex) LuAlex Lu Pesticides, Exposure Biology, Biomarker, Metabolomics, Dietary Risk Assessment, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology
Research: Assessing pesticide exposure and its impact on health using biological approach.
Keywords: Biomarkers, Cellular Biology, Risk Assessment


Quan LuQuan Lu, Genomics, Associate Professor of Environmental Genetics and Pathophysiology

Research: 
Gene-environment interactions; genetics and genomics approaches (e.g., RNAi screen and Next-Generation sequencing) to discover genes and genetic networks central to development of environmental diseases.
Keywords: Genomics


Radiation, Cancer, Risk Assessment, Bio-Engineering, Cellular BiologyZachary Nagel, Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology
Research: Using Using multiplex DNA repair assays to develop personalized strategies for treating cancer and preventing diseases associated with DNA damage
Keywords: Radiation, Risk Assessment, Bio-Engineering, Cellular Biology


Jin-Ah Park, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Airway BiologyRespiratory, Asthma, Bio-Engineering, Cellular Biology
Research: 
Investigating the mechanistic link between physical forces and biochemical signals of airway epithelial cells in COPD and asthma
Keywords: Respiratory, Asthma, Bio-Engineering, Cellular Biology, Injuries


Kris SarosiekRadiation, cancer, cell mechanics, stress, cellular biology, physiology, injuries, Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology
Research: How cell death regulation in healthy tissues as well as cancers and neurodegenerative dieseases impacts sensitivity to damage and stress.
Keywords: Radiation, cancer, cell mechanics, stress, cellular biology, physiology, injuries


Environmental epidemiology, air pollution, drinking water, lead, metals, biostatisticsJoel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Environmental epidemiology; air pollution; drinking water contaminants; lead and other metals; modeling of continuous covariates in epidemiologic studies; cost benefit analysis
Keywords: Epidemiology, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Metals, Biostatistics


James ShineJim Shine water pollution, metals, organic chemicals, exposure assessment, Senior Lecturer on Aquatic Chemistry
Research: Transport, fate, and effects of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems
Keywords: Water pollution, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Exposure Assessment


asthma, obesity, inflammation, air pollution, microbiome, physiology

Stephanie Shore, Senior Lecturer on Physiology
Research: Mechanistic basis for the impact of obesity on asthma; role of the microbiome in pulmonary responses to air pollution
Keywords: Asthma, Inflammation, Air Pollution, Microbiome, Physiology


air pollution, life style and behavioral risk factors, cohort studiesFrank Speizer, Professor of Environmental Science
Research: Epidemiologic studies of acute and chronic health effects of environmental exposures and lifetime development of chronic diseases
Keywords: Air Pollution, Indoor Environment, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Lifestyle and Behavioral Risk Factors, Cohort Studies


John SpenglerJack Spengler Sustainability, Climate Change, Impact Investing, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Research: Sustainable and healthy cities; and nature and the built environment’s impacts on well being
Keywords: Sustainability, Climate Change, Built Environment


Marc WeisskopfMarcWeisskopf Air Pollution, biomarkers, metals, cognitive, neurological, epidemiology, occupational health, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Research: Epidemiologic studies of neurological and psychiatric health effects of environmental exposures across the lifespan
Keywords: Air Pollution, Biomarkers, Metals, Cognitive, Neurological, Epidemiology, Occupational Health


Radiation, Cellular Biology, Cancer Zhi-Min Yuan, Professor of Radiobiology; Director of the John B. Little Center
Research: Elucidation of signaling mechanisms that regulate cellular stress responses and on examining how stress signals affect cell behaviors in the context of cancer
Keywords: Radiation, Cellular Biology, Cancer


Secondary Faculty

David Bellinger, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health

 


Heather Burris, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiologic studies of environmental and social exposures during pregnancy and epigenetic analyses of DNA methylation, miRNA in association with birth outcomes.
Keywords: Pregnancy, epigenetics, birth outcomes


Jeffrey M. Drazen, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health

 


Alexey Fedulov, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epigenetic regulation and engineering for lung disease with a focus on asthma and airway inflammation.
Keywords: Epigenetics, Engineering, Inflammation, Asthma


John Godleski, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health


diane_goldDiane Gold, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health


Goldman Rose Goldman, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health


Air Pollution; Built Environment; Socio Environment; Cancer; Cardiovascular; Inflammation; Neurological; Reproductive; Respiratory; Epidemiology; Exposure Assessment; GeospatialJaime Hart, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiological studies of the impacts of air pollution and environmental factors (built environment, greenness) on chronic disease risk
Keywords: Air Pollution; Built Environment; Socio Environment; Cancer; Cardiovascular; Inflammation; Neurological; Reproductive; Respiratory; Epidemiology; Exposure Assessment; Geospatial


 Stefanos Kales Epidemiology, Cardiovascular, Occupational Health, Sleep, StressStefanos Kales, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Cardiovascular health of firefighters and police officers, and other public safety personnel, as well as occupational sleep medicine
Keywords: Epidemiology, Cardiovascular, Occupational Health, Sleep, Stress


Jeffrey Katz, Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

 


Influenza, pneumonia, immunomodulators, host defenseLester Kobzik, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Host defense agents inhaled pathogens, identifying immunomodulatory agents to improve survival in severe infections.
Keywords: Influenza, Pneumonia, Respiratory, Cellular Biology


Susan Korrick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Birth cohort studies of early life exposures (chemical and non-chemical) and subsequent growth and development
Keywords: Perinatal, Maternal, Cognitive, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Socio Environment


Maitreyi MazumdarMaitreyi Mazumdar MD MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiology studies of metal exposures and child health; environmental and nutritional determinants of neural tube defects
Keywords: Pesticides, Metals, Exposure Biology, Biomarkers, Metabolomics, Dietary Risk Assessment


NardellEdward Nardell, Associate Professor in the Departments of Environmental Health and Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Research: Airborne transmission and control of TB and other respiratory infections, quantitative air sampling of TB, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal air disinfection
Keywords: Respiratory, Exposure Assessment


Climate Change, Food, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Water Pollution, Risk AssessmentElsie Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Cycling of global contaminants in the environment and impacts of climate change and emissions on exposures.
Keywords: Climate Change, Food, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Water Pollution, Risk Assessment


vishal-vaidyaVishal Vaidya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health

 


VerrierRichard Verrier, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health

 


Scott Weiss, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Genetics of asthma and COPD, systems biology of asthma, Genomics of fetal lung development, molecular biology of asthma
Keywords: Asthma, Genomics, Respiratory, Epidemiology


Adjunct Faculty

Andrea Baccarelli, MD, Ph.D, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology


Costas Christophi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health


 Jack Dennerlein, Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics and Safety

 


EisenEllen Eisen, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 

 


evansJohn Evans, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Risk Assessment; uncertainty analysis; decision analysis and formal elicitation of expert judgment.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Risk Assessment, Intake Fractions


philippe-grandjeanPhilippe Grandjean, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health


Steven Hanna, Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health


Philip Landrigan, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


LevyJonathan Levy, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


David Macintosh, Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Tools/analytics to support continuous improvement programs for community and workplace health and GHGs; health effects of chemical mixtures.
Keywords: Built Environment, Sustainability, Epidemology, Inflammation, Respiratory, Risk Assessment, Exposure Assessment



Edward Maher
, Adjunct Lecturer on Environmental Science


Gregory Norris, Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment

 


Annette Peters, Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health


Nancy Long Sieber, Adjunct Lecturer on Physiology

 


Gregory WagnerAdjunct Professor of Environmental Health


David Wegman, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health


wrightRobert Wright, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiological studies of chemicals on child growth and brain development.
Keywords: Chemicals, Stress, Neurodevelopment, Children’s health, Metals, Epigenetics


Pierre Zalloua, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Investigate the interaction between gene variants, and environmental exposures and assess its impact on coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes.


Emeritus Faculty

monsonRichard Monson, Professor of Epidemiology, Emeritus